Monday, December 05, 2011

Hanging out, 5th birthdays, Thanksgiving, and walking.

Wesley, like most children, has quite a fixation with my computer. He gets down right angry when I won't let him touch it.

Quinn making the most of our tunnel. He was actually making Wes laugh by playing peek-a-boo with him from inside the tunnel.

Quinn and daddy. I love this picture.

Quinn's school sent this rainbow dragon home with each child for the weekend. They play with it for the weekend and then write a story about what they did.

Mr. Wesley himself with that little dimple!

Quinn's birthday party was a Batman theme this year. I was a little surprised, I thought it was going to be spiderman, but he loved it so that's good.

The cake.

This is what it looked like before the party. It's amazing to me how much kids like balloons. So I blow up a ton and let the kids go crazy with them until all of the guests arrive.

We had a pin the bat symbol on batman.

The highlight of the party. I made each of them their own superhero cap, with lots of assistants from Auntie Susun and Echo.

They had to follow this yarn to where I hid the capes and pick one they liked. Total cost for 14 caps, $10.75, that is .77 cents each. Cheaper than the grab bag items I got from walmart!!! Sorry I'm very proud of myself.

Here we are eating.

They played this tower game where they pulled sticks out of a tower and if it had a dot, they got a prize. Of course I made sure there was a dot for each of them.

Here's Haley pining the symbol on batman. She did a very nice job.

The pinata.

And aftermath from it. Quinn actually got the pull string. They don't really make the pinatas you smash anymore. There's a trap door at the bottom and one string opens it!! I guess I'm going to have to start making pinatas again.

So after Quinn's birthday, we did a quick switch and get everything set up for Thanksgiving. We had about 40 people this year.

Normally I put people in the room in the top picture and food in the room in the bottom picture, but that would not have worked this year. So, people in both rooms for comforts sake.

Great time was had by all, and the superhero theme persisted into the Thanksgiving celebration.


Here's Wes hanging out with his thumb, and uncle Marshall.

Look at how big he's getting.

Quinn too!

Daddy and my big boy playing candy land.

OK, lets see if this works. Wes started taking a couple steps at a time on Saturday the 3rd, but he is very particular about when he will do it, so it took a while to get it on camera. He really doesn't like walking between Dan and I. He prefers to just spontaneously walk. He can walk across a whole room, however I can never get it because I rarely have the camera in hand when he does it.


Anonymous said...

Alright playing Candy Land!! Hope he enjoys it! Hope to see you all soon!! Yay Wes walking!! Keeping Mom and Dad busy!!! <3 love Erin

Dad said...

Thanks for capturing all these good times momma!